PSHE and Citizenship

KS3 PSHE and Citizenship



In PSHE and Citizenship pupils cover a wide range of topics that encompass citizenship, personal, social and health education. There are no National Curriculum levels in PSHE; instead the pupils are encouraged to evaluate their own progress and set targets that develop their personal, learning and thinking skills.

The pupils learn valuable skills that aid progression across a wide range of subjects at GCSE level. They learn to improve their creative, independent and team working skills, all of which are crucial to a meaningful learning experience. The pupils learn to understand their strengths and weaknesses and how to develop and improve them through a curriculum that examines the self as well as the wider world.

The pupils use booklets that are given to them at the beginning of each new topic. These booklets support pupils in organising their ideas in a structured and neatly presented way.. These booklets also facilitate differentiation as they can be adapted to cater for individual pupils needs.

The PSHE lessons encourage pupils to ask questions and to develop opinions on issues that are relevant to them as individuals and also as part of a wider community. The emphasis, in these lessons is on fun, energetic lessons that provide a wide range of stimuli for each pupil.


Year 7

The year 7 groups begin their introduction to PSHE by learning about their brains, how they learn and how they can best develop their skills. The curriculum covers a wide range of topics from politics to healthy eating.


Year 8

Year 8 groups begin to look at the world of business and finance, but also examine wider global issues such as the rights of the child and drug and alcohol abuse. Year 8 also follow a careers module through the enrichment programme which allows them to reflect on their skills and aspirations and the career opportunities open to them.


Year 9

Year 9 pupils cover a range of topics that are part of the Citizenship GCSE curriculum. The students begin by examining the lives of children who have been impacted by war and then move on to study the Rwandan genocide, the impact of the mass media on society and race relations. There is also a strong focus in Year 9 on sex education. Within these lessons, the emphasis is put on discussion, allowing the pupils to establish their own viewpoint and also allowing them to immerse themselves into the opinions of others within the group.

We strive to create an environment where the Year 9 pupils feel confident and comfortable expressing their opinions on a wide range of global and personal issues.


For more information about the PSHE and Citizenship curriculum, please contact Miss E Ozenbrook -

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